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M*A*S*H

Season 6 Episode 16

Patent 4077

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Aired Unknown Jan 10, 1978 on CBS
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Patent 4077
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In need of a special surgical clamp, Hawkeye and B.J. hire Mr. Shin, a local jewelry dealer, to make it. Days later the clamp is used to save the leg of a wounded soldier. Mr. Shin goes into the surgical supply business.

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    Harry Morgan

    Harry Morgan

    Colonel Sherman T. Potter (Season 4-11)

    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

    David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

    Gary Burghoff

    Gary Burghoff

    Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly (Season 1-8)

    Jamie Farr

    Jamie Farr

    Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

    Loretta Swit

    Loretta Swit

    Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

    Keye Luke

    Keye Luke

    Mr. Shin

    Guest Star

    Brenda Thomson

    Brenda Thomson

    Nurse Campbell

    Guest Star

    Harry Gold

    Harry Gold

    Cohen

    Guest Star

    Patricia Stevens

    Patricia Stevens

    Nurse Baker

    Recurring Role

    Johnny Haymer

    Johnny Haymer

    Zale

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Margaret mentions this vascular clamp in Ep. # 133, "Comrades in Arms Part II". This was three episodes prior to this one. However, this episode (Y-114) was created previous to 132-133 (Y-116, Y117), so the error lays within the scheduling of airing the episodes.

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Margaret: Klinger, have you seen my wedding band? It was wrapped in a piece of tissue paper.
        Klinger: White tissue paper?!
        Margaret: Yes!
        Klinger: Sitting on a counter next to a coffee cup?!
        Margaret: (excited) Yes! Yes! You found it, Klinger! Thank God!
        Klinger: I, uh, sort of, threw it away.
        (Margaret immediately starts strangling Klinger)
        Margaret: (furious) THREW IT AWAY???!!!

      • (Klinger just got back from trying to find Margaret's wedding ring, which he threw away)
        Margaret: (hopefully) Well?
        Klinger: You know, Major, you have a very natural beauty. Why hide it with a lot of jewelry?
        (Margaret immediately looks furious)
        Klinger: Look, I went through every garbage bin in Korea. I even dove into a pile of burning rubbish 'cause I saw something shiny. It was only a lousy gold watch. Please, get a rifle, shoot me, put me out of your misery.
        Margaret: (sounding insane) Oh no, you're not gonna get off that easy! From now on, I'm gonna make your life so rotten, you'll wish you were in combat!
        Klinger: Major, I'm tired, I'm dirty, and I burned my nose. On top of that, I'm due on KP in five minutes and I won't have a chance to shower. How are you gonna make my life any more rotten-er?!
        (Klinger storms off)
        Margaret: ...I'LL WORK ON IT!!!

      • Charles: Gentlemen, may I see that nutcracker?
        B.J.: Ah! The acid test.
        Hawkeye: The Jack Acid test.

      • Hawkeye: How's the leg feel?
        Cohen: There's some tingling and I can wiggle my toes. That means I can keep it, right, Doc?
        Hawkeye: Of course, it's yours, isn't it?

      • Hawkeye: Father, do you have a prayer for an untried vascular clamp?
        Father Mulcahy: No, but like you, I can invent one.

      • Margaret: How can I ever thank you?
        Klinger: You could let me try that nail polish.

      • Hawkeye: Meet you later under the showers?
        Nurse: No soap.
        Hawkeye: Prude.
        BJ: Another nurse down the drain.

      • Colonel Potter: How's the surgical clamp working, son?
        Hawkeye: Like a lionness holding her cub.

      • Colonel Potter: Well, official channels could take forever. I remember when I applied for permission to get married. By the time the papers came through, my son was divorced.

      • BJ: Enemy advances bring medical advances.
        Hawkeye: If this war goes on long enough, we'll find a cure for everything. If there's anyone left to be cured.

      • Hawkeye: (after getting his hand caught in a surgical clamp) I am now officially in extreme pain. You don't believe me? AAAAAA!

      • B.J.: (describing inscription on ring) Over hill over dale, our love will never fail!
        Mr Shin: ... Peee-Yuuu!

        Hawkeye: (reading Mr. Shin's clamp inscription) Over hill over dale.... Korean clamp will never fail.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • BJ says Joseph Cotten invented the cotton gin, a joking reference to the actor who starred in movies like The Third Man and Citizen Kane. The cotton gin was actually invented by Eli Whitney.

      • Hawkeye says they are "still a long way from Tipperary, wherever that is." "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" was a song that soldiers used to sing during World War I and subsequent conflicts.

      • Sgt. Zale says that with a screwdriver, he's "a regular Leonard da Vinci." Presumably he meant to say Leonardo da Vinci, the great inventor and artist from the Renaissance.

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